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This is Why Patterns Look Great In B&W

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Perkins+Will is Creating a Whole New World for the Suzhou Science & Technology Museum

Perkins+Will is creating a whole new world 62 miles northwest of Shanghai for the Suzhou Science & Technology Museum. Inspired by shan sui, the …

"World's Largest Picture Frame" Opens in Dubai

Rising 150 meters from Dubai’s Zabeel Park, the “World’s Largest Picture Frame” has officially opened in the UAE. Known as the Dubai Frame, the …

Skyscrapers

Stunning home by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice asks $1.2M

Austinite John Covert Watson’s organic architecture shines in Lakeway two-story<p>A dramatic hillside home in Lakeway, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice John Covert Waston, takes the breath away with both its one-of-a-kind form and its views. Watson studied under American’s favorite modernist …

New York’s most iconic modern architecture, mapped - Curbed NY

When it comes to modern architecture, what New York City lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. The five boroughs don’t have quite the same concentration of modernist buildings as a city like Los Angeles, but the gems we do have—works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and …

Crowning Glory: 8 Incredible Free-Form Roof Designs

Roofs have the power to dramatically shape how we understand space. As key architectural elements that define volume, atmosphere and light, roofs create openness, security or continuity. They can uplift or inspire. Iconic roofs become symbols of place, from Australia’s Sydney Opera House to the …

Architecture

Funky waterfront home inspired by sand dollar wants $1.2M

The architect John Covert Watson was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright<p>This unique “sand dollar” residence is quite something. Designed by John Covert Watson, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright’s while the Guggenheim museum was being built, the waterfront home is an example of the Austin-based …

Architecture

Fascinating Architecture of Community Center in Portugal

Aires Mateus studio, run by the two brothers Manuel and Francisco, once again went to Portugal in Grândola. After having built a house in the shape …

Architecture

Walk above the trees in Denmark as plans unveiled for an incredible spiral treetop walkway

How can you fully experience the beauty of a forest while protecting it? One solution the Danish architecture firm EFFEKT has come up with is to give people the chance to walk above the treetops.<p>The new attraction called the Treetop Experience will sit above the protected Gisselfeld Klosters Skove …

Architecture

Are Kengo Kuma's buildings futuristic or natural?

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's designs explore the relationship between nature and architecture.

Architecture

Japanese home, colorful and angle-loving, is a kaleidoscopic delight

The clever designers at Kochi Architect’s Studio are at it again<p>For folks unfamiliar with the trippy optics of Kochi Architect’s Studio, looking at an image of the firm’s Ana House can be befuddling. Is that yellow slice a wall or a void? Does everyone hit their heads on that low-angled door? It it …

Architecture

Wave House

Draped in a white aluminum skin, the Wave House is just as much a work of art as it is a Venice Beach residence. The outer shell is constructed from …

Architecture

Heatherwick Studio and Foster+Partners' Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

Located in central Shanghai, this multifunctional arts and culture complex is part of the Bund Finance Centre – a joint project between London-based …

How looking at a building can trigger headaches, seizures

It's three o'clock -- you're at work, struggling to focus during the afternoon lull. You gaze out of your office window, hoping for some relief, but instead you feel a headache coming on.<p>Flat gray concrete lines the streets, while windows form repetitive glassy intervals in stark brick walls. With …

Northern Europe
Skyscrapers

These 10 Sketches Show Frank Lloyd Wright's Bold Vision

Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959). Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium, Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryla<p>... VIEW MORE<p>The Frank Lloyd …

Architecture

Naughty Dog's guide to cinematography for game artists

Naughty Dog art director Robh Ruppel believes cinematography and visual art (more specifically, concept artwork) have evolved together over the years.<p>…

Art Deco concert hall dazzles after renovation

Wow<p>Sure—concert halls are for celebrating the brilliance of musicians and their prowess as benders of sound. But concert hall design, and the work architects do to make the acoustic and visual experience of sitting in a hushed performance space, deserves to be noticed—and preserved. Case in point: …

Villa Ypsilon / LASSA architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in an olive grove in southern Peloponnese, this summer residence is characterized by an Ypsilon …

Framing

Rendering to Reality: Amanda Levete Completes Glimmering Bangkok Central Embassy

Amanda Levete is the first British architect to ever complete a tower in Thailand. With Bangkok Central Embassy, a massive 1.5-million-square-foot mixed-use project in the city’s main commercial corridor, Levete’s London-based firm AL_A has created a new architectural landmark for the country’s …

Skyscrapers

The Most Amazing Skyscrapers of the Future Manhattan

The art and the ingenuity are the most admirable and significant tools of the mankind, are able to formalize links between cultures and opposing …

Skyscrapers

Young Architect Guide: 8 Ways to Make Better Concept Models

Concept models are a great way to shape a project at critical moments. They can be used as sketches to start things off, mid-process tests to elaborate or refine an idea or as physical diagrams to distill a project for final presentations. A good concept model complements more detailed models and …

Architecture

Continuous Flow: 8 Projects Designed Around a Ribbon Parti

A parti gives architecture definition. Derived from the French <i>prendre parti</i> meaning “to make a decision,” a parti can become the guiding principle with which to structure space. Through analysis and playful creation, architects organize the constraints and opportunities of a given site and program …

Architecture

Enough House

How much house is enough in terms of both size and craft? This approximately 700 ft² dwelling is the most recent in a series of affordable, modest houses designed by the firm, exploring the idea of ‘economy as ethic’. It is a flexible prototype which is intended to be replicated and customized to …

Dragonfly Park

For the last 20 years, Hoi An has developed many different seaside projects which have the tendency to raze and level the coastal sand dunes, to replace the entire landscape and native vegetation with concrete and foreign plants. Due to the lack of coherence between the new man-made environment and …

Nature

Lib house

Located on an area of 48m2, the house belongs to Professor T. and his wife who are over 80 years old, now they’re living with their posterity. The old man, who has been reading and writing hard has a large number of books, that’s why the house named Lib - Library. Due to his old age, it's necessary …

Architecture

Sunken in the South of France: Renzo Piano Completes New Gallery for Château La Coste

Renzo Piano is the latest architect to build on the world-famous vineyard of Château La Coste in the south of France. The futuristic wine producer offers a stunning 500-acre escape where wine, architecture and art live in harmony with nature. The Italian architect has designed a sunken …

Mirrored prefab houses by ÖÖD install in 8 hours

Now you see it...<p>Prefab goes in disguise with these sleek tiny dwellings from Estonian companyÖÖD. With mirrored glass facades—reminiscent of Portuguese prefabs inspired by minimalist artists—ÖÖD homes blend into their surroundings, appearing especially sublime in rural or natural landscapes.<p>Born …

Prefab Homes

Victorian Gothic mansion with whimsical secrets asks $525K

Functional gas lamps and hand-operated elevator, too<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> New Haven, Connecticut<p><b>Price:</b> $525,000<p>This storybook …

Gothic

Pure Drama: 8 Gravity-Defying Homes Sited on Steep Slopes

Whether a gently rolling hill or rocky steep terrain, a sloped site provides a compelling setting on which to build a house that contrasts with ordinary flat lots. Unlike horizontal typography, where every structure lies at the same elevation, a slope allows for the rooflines of houses to stagger …